I was born in Mexico City, but have lived in the Bay Area my whole life. Design is my passion, art my escape. Not a day goes by where I don't learn something design related. There is nowhere I'd rather be than here in the heart of Silicon Valley as part of this world of innovation. 

 

MY Mission

I spent the last 3 years (2011-2014) as part of the FABERNOVEL design team as a visual/interface designer helping conceptualize, create and implement prototypes for companies such as UCSF, SFMTA and Turnstone. While also part of the PARISOMA team serving as the in house designer, brand manager and brand evangelist. As well as a connector of people through events in design, tech and entrepreneurship. While at PARISOMA I was part of the AIGA Designer as Founder committee curating and organizing the speaker series among other design related events.

I use design to bring communities together, tell stories, and inform. 

Prior to my time at FABERNOVEL, I was a Code for America Fellow. During my time as a fellow I helped co-create/organize the first Iconathon season, a series of events that helped create the first-ever civic symbol suite. As a native Spanish speaker I value bridging communication barriers through design, and the power of visual communication. I also helped redesign and conceptualize the branding for Bostonavigator, Discover BPS, Wheres My School Bus, Building Boston, Boston Public Schools, and Boston Public Works. Since my time at CfA I have a deeper respect for civil servants and those who get things done in city hall, the open government movement and the power of technology in the civic space.

 

I strongly believe in using technology to make peoples lives better. Yet, I also am a strong believer in the notion of creating technology that is intuitive, beautiful and just as importantly easy to maintain and learn from. Let's makes something together. 

-Karla

 

                               Part of the Code for America Class of 2011. Sometimes I wear tiny top hats. 


Her creativity, energy and talent are unmatched. She is the kind of designer who inspires you with her vision, makes your jaw drop with her execution and then invites you out for a taco afterwards.
— Melanie Duve, Marketing at Square

I've worked with organizations such as:

  • Code For America 
  • Department of New Urban Mechanics - City of Boston 
  • Bostonavigator
  • Turnstone 
  • AIGA-SF 
  • Cassidy Turley 
  • UCSF 
  • SFMTA 
  • AT&T 
  • Toys"R"Us
  • The Noun Project